War of words between Benyamine and Krantz heats up

BenyamineWe love a good rivalry, especially when there’s a healthy dose of shit tallking involved. Add five-figure pots and arguably the hottest woman in poker to the mix, and we love it 64% more. So you can imagine our delight when we came across the brewing drama between high stakes pros Benyamine and Jay Krantz.

It all starts when David quits a game with Krantz to play HU with durrrr. Krantz (understandably) gives it to David a bit in the chat box:

pr1nnyraid: david
pr1nnyraid: you realize that is piss poor etiquette right?
pr1nnyraid: dont play heads up if youre going to quit without
warning and say “500/1k with durr”
pr1nnyraid: i want to play you heads up because you are a
huge fish
pr1nnyraid: so come play me heads up
pr1nnyraid: you have tons of money and a wsop bracelet, you
can at least give me warning when you are going to quit me
pr1nnyraid: and i know you can read the chat
pr1nnyraid: id give you warning as well, except i would never
ever quit you

It’s certainly not the first time someone has talked trash in a chat box, but for some reason this particular instance brought about a public response from David’s fiance, Erica Schoenberg. Here’s the best part of a fairly long post:

Like this guy last night, Pyramid or whatever silly screen name he uses… I’ve seen this player a couple of times on the no limit tables, but never playing the other games so I imagine he’s just a typical NL ass-clown. (You know the type – started playing in high school or college, probably after discovering poker through his Magic the Gathering friends.) Ahhhhhh, scratch this blog…

Krantz replies on his blog:

I’ll preface this by saying I have no hate for DB at all. With that said… I kind of want to rant about how I’m actually extremely qualified to talk about online cash game etiquette or, how I really can’t begin to think of anyone who has made it to 300/600NLH (and played it regularly for the past 1.5 years) and then gone broke to some “crafty live vet.”

But that would just be silly. Instead, I’ll set a few things straight. I don’t play Magic the Gathering! I graduated college in ‘06. And I know it’s tough to swallow, but yes I will not quit “Mr. B” if he plays me HU NLH and would love for that to happen sometime soon.

… and then issues this challenge to David:

Erica seems to have a lot of faith in DB and his ability to destroy my bankroll. I know he’s not that good at multitabling, so I hereby challenge David to a match: 2 tables of 200-400 or 300-600 HU NL. 4 matches at least 3 hours long each. No side bets, no escrow, just David’s word that he’ll play for extended periods of time and back up his girl’s trash talk.

Try to beat me.

-Jay

Fun stuff.

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War of words between Benyamine and Krantz heats up

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